In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Environment Minister and other officials, several NGOs and individuals have protested the reconstitution of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) which has on

A controversial notification by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) regarding the reconstitution of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) is likely to make the body "toothless."

In its newly re-constituted avatar, the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) is as good as an “illegal body,” having flouted several guidelines mandated by the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA), say wil

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Amit Kumar V/s U.O.I. & Ors. dated 17/04/2014 regarding illegal and unauthorized construction works undertaken within 10 KM radius of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.

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The police has arrested three persons in connection with the death of two leopards, whose bodies were found in the Noli Khud, Balsan range, Theog area.

A case had been registered under the Wildlife Protection Act at Theog police station on a complaint of Jeewan Lal, Block Forest Officer, Ghorna. He informed the police that bodies of two leopards had been found in the Noli khud.

Following resistance to the ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves by several States, NGOs and interested parties, the Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted the Centre to review existing norms and come up with comprehensive guidelines on ‘Tiger Project’ and ‘sustainable tourism.’

A Bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar gave this permission after Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati drew the court’s attention to the objections received and the Centre’s intention to revisit the guidelines framed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.

AHMEDABAD: The illegal trade of turtles in markets of Ahmedabad continues to mushroom unabated. Last year, the trend was to bring home the Red-eared slider of Singapore, this year it is the native Indian roofed turtle or Pangshura tecta.

The turtle, endemic to the Ganges, is terrestrial and lives in fresh water. The reptile goes on to live for 200 years, if reared in its natural habitat, does not survive for more than 20 days after it's bought from pet shops in the city.

The interim ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves has already started to tell on those who depend on tourists.

Supreme Court warns gives three weeks to States that are yet to issue notification

To protect tigers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned all tourism activities in the core areas of the tiger reserve forests. A Bench of Justices Swatanter Kumar and Ibrahim Kalifullah passed the order on a petition filed by conservationist Ajay Dubey that sought a directive to the States to notify the buffer and peripheral areas of the tiger reserves, under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, to prevent tourism in the core areas.

Jaipur: The forest department has finally notified the buffer zones of Sariska Tiger Reserve and Ranthambhore National Park. The notification of buffer zones would help regulate commercialization of revenue land and create a better habitat for the big cat.

As per the notification issued under Wildlife (Protection) Act, a 298 sq km of buffer area has been added to the Ranthambore park which is spread over approximately 400 sq km. Similarly, 392 sq km buffer area has been added to the STR, which is spread over 800 sq km.